Tom Healy

Gardeners and graves

August 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Garden Club is taking an active advisory role on the renovation of Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery by the Rockford Lions Club. Pictured (l–r) are Garden Club members Tom Healy, Club President Kathy Healy, Dave Hoovler, and master gardener Nancy Hoovler. On Friday evening, Aug. 19, Rockford Garden Club President Kathy Healy and members master gardener Nancy [...]

‘The Fish’ is back!

September 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Fish stories, by their very nature, get bigger and bigger and bigger every time they are retold. This one is no exception. When Rockford resident Tom Healy boated a monster world record brown trout while fishing in the Manistee River last September it set forth a series of events that continue to this day. Healy was fishing with long-time [...]

Harbinger of spring visits DeVos Place

March 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Sixty-five years and counting, Michigan’s oldest sport show played out to record crowds this past weekend at the Showspan Inc.-produced Ultimate Sport Show at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. From new boats and accessories to fishing tackle and hunting gear, along with representatives from sporting goods suppliers, there was something of interest for [...]

World record trout on display in Rockford

January 14, 2010 // 0 Comments

Tom Healy, holding a framed cover of Field & Stream magazine’s announcement of his world record brown trout catch, stands next to a life-size portrait of “The Fish.” Notice that the fish is almost as long as Healy is tall. Photo by CLIFF HILL by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Has there ever been a fisherman who has not harbored the thought of one day catching a world [...]

Rockford man lands likely world-record trout

September 17, 2009 // 0 Comments

WORLD RECORD BROWN?—Tom Healy (right) of Rockford holds the 41.45-pound brown trout he recently caught on the Big Manistee River. It is believed that this is a world record brown trout. At the left is fishing guide Tim Roller of Cadillac. Fish featured on ESPN, Field and Stream It’s been said that Manistee is one of the best places to fish in the world. That may have [...]